Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Somewhat Vintagey Maternity Looks

During the photoshoot with Ruanne, I put on some of my retro/vintage maternity outfits and did a bit of posing myself. This was at about 24 weeks.


I got this peachy-pink dress (I'm pretty sure it is meant to be a short dress, not a long top, as I'm wearing it) with peter-pan collar at the Endeavour Op-Shop in Penrith. They stock a lot of "retro" clothes, some of which they import from Europe. I don't know why, but it is fabulous!


Styled with a white belt borrowed from my model's husband, a black skirt and sunnies from Endeavour, and the white wool and pom-pom hat inspired by the sketch from Australian Women's weekly.


This is my one genuine vintage maternity top, purchased from etsy seller Edith Says, located in Melbourne. I would say it is 1950s or 1960s. It's a little shorter than I like my tops, but I can wear this black skirt quite high, since it has a lot of stretch.


Here I'm wearing it with this darling 1950s vintage hat in pale greeny-cream and some sunnies given to me by a friend. I don't think they suit my face well in general, but with this hat they do!


Back to the peach dress/top, this time with second-hand cropped maternity jeans and the genuine vintage 1950s blue corduroy hat.


I have some more retro looks in my maternity wardrobe, including some tops I made myself from a 1960s pattern, and hopefully I will manage to get some good photos of them to share too. I wanted to make sure I got these ones done while I still fit into them! There has been a lot of expanding since then.

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  1. Your maternity outfits are super cute, and I love the hats you styled with them. I can't wait to see more.
    The denim hat is too cute!

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  2. you loo absolutely adorable! I love the whole 1960s things for maternity.

    retro rover

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    1. Thank you :) I'm learning to love the 60s maternity look too.

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  3. Ohh you look adorable! the second outfit reminds me so much of Betty Draper on Mad Men when she was pregnant. Love them :) Next time a vintage friends says she does not know how to dress vintage when pregnant I will point her to this post.

    Liz

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    1. That's quite a compliment! Thank you :)

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  4. I wanted to say that you look adorable, but it looks like everyone else has beaten me to the punch. But seriously, pregnant ladies are just too ridiculously cute! And also slightly terrifying to me. There's a tiny human in you. That's so weird.
    I love all your maternity looks. The details on the tops are so sweet, and the outfits you've put together are really stylish. And those sunnies from the second set look fab on you, and I'm sure they would even without the hat.

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    1. Thank you! And trust me, it is weirder and more terrifying from my perspective! Actually I'm coming to terms with there being a tiny human in me, but I'm far from ready to embrace the idea that soon she'll be outside of me!

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  5. the pink top/dress is super cute! you look absolutely adorable ...

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    1. Thank you! I was so thrilled when I tried that one on and it fit!

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  6. These are wonderfully vintage-y, especially thanks to your pretty hat and that awesome dusty rose (my all-time favourite colour) top with the Peter Pan collar. You are one seriously stylish mama-to-be, dear Tanith!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you! I need to take more photos of my other maternity looks before I run out of time, but I hope to have more to share here soon.

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